Vaillant

Vaillant

Paul (1671-1739) and Isaac Vaillant (1679-1753) were the sons of François Vaillant, a refugee from Saumur. François had settled in 1686 in the Strand, London. Paul became a publisher and his son, also Paul (1716-1803) continued the family business. His daughter, Suzanne (1669-1749) married Nicholas Prevost (d. 1748) who also worked in the family bookshop. […]

Prevost

Nicholas Prevost was a Huguenot publisher and bookseller who worked in the Strand, London. He worked for the Vaillant family and married their daughter Suzanne Vaillant. One of the most notable books Nicholas published was a French translation of ‘The Book of Common Prayer’. We have a copy of this book in the Museum which […]

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

William Le Fanu lived with his wife Henriette (1709-1789) in Ireland. Henriette came from the Raboteau family and her portrait (by Philip Mercier) sits in the City Art Gallery, York. Their descendent William Le Fanu worked with Charles Mamoy in the 1970s to revive the French Hospital as the home of Huguenot treasures. Another descendent, […]